Talk

Staging the world of Stonehenge

19 May 2022, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

 

FULLY BOOKED

Shrouded in layers of speculation and folklore, Stonehenge is perhaps the world’s most awe-inspiring ancient stone circle, and its image is famous around the globe.

In 2022 the British Museum is staging a major exhibition on the world of Stonehenge (17 February – 17 July), the first of its kind in the UK. It will bring the story of Stonehenge into sharper focus, showing that rather than a shadowy age of mystery, the Britain and Ireland of four millennia ago were places of big ideas, commerce and travel.

This talk explores the exhibition with the help of its key objects from across Europe, including the first loan to Britain of the Nebra sky disc and several important objects kindly loaned to the exhibition by Dorset Museum.

Nebra_Sky_Disclow_State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology Saxony-Anhalt, Juraj Liptá
Nebra sky disc, Germany, about 1600 BC. State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology Saxony-Anhalt, Juraj Liptá.

Christmas & New Year Opening Times 

Sat 24 December | CLOSED
Sun 25 December | CLOSED
Mon 26 December | CLOSED
Tues 27 Dec | OPEN, Bank Holiday hours
Wed 28 Dec | OPEN, normal hours
Thurs 29 Dec | OPEN, normal hours
Fri 30 Dec | OPEN, normal hours
Sat 31 Dec | OPEN – 9am to 3pm (early closing)
Sun 1 Jan 2023 | CLOSED
Mon 2 Jan | OPEN, Bank Holiday hours
Tues 3 Jan | OPEN, normal hours

  • Opening hours:

    Daily: 9.00am - 4.30pm
    Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm
    Bank Holidays: 10.00am - 4.00pm

  • Dorset Museum

    High West Street
    Dorchester DT1 1XA

    View Map


Dr Neil Wilkin

Dr Neil Wilkin is the lead curator of the world of Stonehenge exhibition and curator of Early Europe (Neolithic and Bronze Age collections) at the British Museum. His research focuses on grave goods, votive offerings, and the relationships between different strands of archaeological knowledge.


The World of Stonehenge

A major exhibition on Stonehenge featuring 430 objects and artefacts is due to open at the British Museum from 17 February to 17 July 2022.

Visit website

 

Community Exhibition

3 October 2022 - 8 February 2023

Unmasked

Unmasked is a local, voluntary project that began in the dark days of March 2020, when a new disease called COVID-19 literally stopped the world as we knew it.

Find out more

Special Exhibition

3 December 2022 - 26 February 2023

I Grew Up 80s

This winter visitors to Dorset Museum are invited to take a trip back in time with the nostalgia-filled exhibition I Grew Up 80s.

Find out more

Christmas Cracker

11 December 2022, 11:00am to 4:00pm

Meet the Superheros

Once again by popular demand, everyone’s favourite Science Fiction and Fantasy Movie and TV characters will be back at the Museum.

Find out more

Tours

12 December 2022, 10:30am - 11:30am

Collections Discovery Centre Tour

Join our Collections Team for an opportunity to explore behind the scenes in the Museum’s Collections Discovery Centre.

Find out more

ArtyFacts Workshop

20 December 2022, 10:00am-12:00pm

Christmas ArtyFacts

Create your own Victorian Christmas inspired crafts and cards.

Find out more

ArtyFacts Workshop

22 December 2022, 10:00am-12:00pm

Christmas ArtyFacts

Make Victorian decoupage gift boxes, tags and tree decorations for your friends and family.

Find out more

ArtyFacts Workshop

27 December 2022, 10:00am-12:00pm

Christmas ArtyFacts

Create your own Victorian Christmas inspired crafts and cards.

Find out more

ArtyFacts Workshop

29 December 2022, 10:00am - 12:00pm

I Grew Up 80s | ArtyFacts

Make your own 1980s style glasses and guitars, inspired by our I Grew Up 80s exhibition.

Find out more

ArtyFacts Workshop

8 January 2023, 10:30am - 12:00pm

I Grew Up 80s | ArtyFacts

Make your own 1980s style glasses and guitars, inspired by our I Grew Up 80s exhibition.

Find out more